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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Vaginal Bleeding Associated With Uterine Cancer Last

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Dr. John Geisler
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

The uterus is the female organ in which conception and carrying of the fetus takes place. The cervix is the opening of the uterus. Cancers of the cervix are usually of squamous cell variety. The uterus usually develops cancer in the cells which develop the lining (which is shed every month). This type of cancer is ...Read more


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Heavy and long bleeding for 1 year. No pain or mid-cycle bleeding. Reg cycles. Had us today, 5 days into cycle. Endo lining about 8-9cm. Is that abnormal? Could it be uterine cancer?

Heavy and long bleeding for 1 year. No pain or mid-cycle bleeding. Reg cycles. Had us today, 5 days into cycle. Endo lining about 8-9cm. Is that abnormal? Could it be uterine cancer?

Probably not, but...: Bleeding patterns can change over a woman's life time. Significant changes may mean there is a cause that can be treated like poly, fibroids, or changes in the growth of the uterine lining. Us exams and enodmetrial tissue biopsies can help determine what is the cause and how to treat it. You should see your provider to discuss further. ...Read more

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Do you almost always have bleeding prior to diagnosis of uterine cancer?

Do you almost always have bleeding prior to diagnosis of  uterine cancer?

Almost: Uterine cancer is usually associated with some bleeding, but there are always exceptions. I trust that you are getting PAP smears done as that can serve as a screening test for uterine cancer as well. If you have not had a PAP smear in more than 3 years, it would be prudent to get one and discuss your issues with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is heavy or abnormal bleeding a sign of uterine cancer? I am 40 years old and have abnormal bleeding. What are my chances that it's uterine cancer? .

It : It would be extremely rare to have uterine cancer. Other possibilities such as hormonal imbalance is a far more common possibility. Fibroids are benign (not cancerous) growths in the uterus that cause bleeding. Checking in with your gynecologist or family practitioner for a complete evaluation is the best decision. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Can be initial sign.: Bleeding from your vagina either in between menstrual periods or after going through menopause can be an initial sign of uterine cancer. ...Read more

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What do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Non-menstural: Any bleeding that is different from your normal menstural bleeding. It may be spotting between periods, bloody discharge, altered blood between periods. ...Read more

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Does abnormal bleeding due to uterine cancer follow a characteristic pattern (increasing vs. Tapering, true bleeding vs. Occasional spotting, etc.?)

Abnormal bleeding: Any abnormal bleeding should be evaluated by a gyn specialist, even though cancer is not the most likely cause. Erratic bleeding is the most concerning pattern, especially after menopause. ...Read more

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Would uterine cancer typically present with light spotting after sex but no spotting or bleeding otherwise?

Would uterine cancer typically present with light spotting after sex but no spotting or bleeding otherwise?

It could : but there really is no 'typical' that is reliable. There are many alternate possibilities; if you are at risk or are worried you need to see an Gyn for an interview and an exam. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more